Originally created 08/25/02

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BACK IN TIME

AUG. 25, 1932

The eastern and western forces of the cross-country air races converged on Bartlesville, Okla., yesterday, but two of the group, including a Richmond County man, were missing.

Fred Dorset of Augusta, whose fast time on other legs of the flight gained him many points, was not to be found. Mr. Dorset was in third place at the time. Bad weather in Jackson, Miss., delayed yesterday's takeoffs.

PARADE APPLICATIONS

The Oliver Hardy Festival is taking applications for participants in the annual Oliver Hardy parade, to begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 5.

For more information, call Harlem City Hall at (706) 556-3448 or e-mail harlemcityhall@charternet.

PICK A PEACH

First, smell the fruit. Then check the color - the background should be gold or yellow. (A red or blush color indicates variety, not ripeness.) A well-defined crease should run from the peach's stem to its point.

Other things to consider about produce:

  • Choose fresh-looking fruits and vegetables.

  • Make sure produce is not moldy, bruised or slimy.

  • Don't buy anything that smells bad.

  • Buy only what you need, because produce does not store well.

  • Handle produce carefully so it does not bruise.
  • Source: The Georgia Peach Commission.

    COOLING CENTERS

    The Augusta-Richmond County cooling centers will remain open until Sept. 30.

    David Dlugolenski, the director of the Richmond County Emergency Management Agency, said seven cooling centers are open in Richmond County. They are for people who do not have air conditioning in their homes.

    RICHMOND COUNTY

  • Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St., Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bernie Ward Community Center, 1941 Lumpkin Road, weekdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • James Dyess Park, 902 Ninth St., Monday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Powell Apartments, 2244 Broad St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Peabody Apartments, 1425 Walton Way, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May Park Community Center, 622 Fourth St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • McBean Activity Center, Old Savannah Road, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • COLUMBIA COUNTY

  • Bessie Thomas Community Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; ice water and television provided
  • Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday; ice water and television provided
  • Transportation to the cooling centers can be requested from the Senior Center by calling 556-0308.